ForgeCorvus wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:29 pm
The difference between 70's austerity and 20teens austerity?
Asking "What can I do to help myself?" rather then "Who is going to help me?"
Thats not my experience, I confess. I was totally clueless about money, yes, but from the moment I left home at age 18, I was an activist in a world of activism ... erm, that may have started with the student occupation of University Exam Schools, throwing our blankets out of the top floor of the convent windows so the nuns wouldn't see us carry them out. I was on guard at one of the doors of the Exam School, and promptly fell asleep
There were other similar events
After that, I studied what I wanted to study, I travelled where I wanted, I worked anywhere I could get a job, when I found one that could be a career I studied at night school then changed cities, then changed career anyway (twice). And remember, in the 70s, older adults had been through the war, and even middle aged men had done National Service, there was still a huge atmosphere of "get on with it", that I found, anyway. Though people were exhausted, too
Arzosah: I take it you already had the cards? Coz you're only a bad prepper if you had to go out just to get them.
90%. My life has been a bit upside down the last few years
Memories of 76/77. Dealing with the heat by sitting naked in a paddling pool and inviting the girl next door to come and join me..... In my defence, I had only just started primary school and she wasn't more then a couple of months older.
If my Dad's work was affected by strikes I wouldn't of noticed, His job used a long shift pattern so he could of been home at any time during the week
Thats so sweet!